"Hurry up buddy."
"Mommy will be there in just a minute baby."
"Okay sweetie, I'll be there as soon as finish this."
These are all things I say many, many times each and every day.
That is why it hit home when I read A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. One of the latter chapters addresses how a woman who follows the Lord should order her priorities. They are listed as follows.
- Your husband
- Your children
- Your home
- Your spirtual growth
- You ministries
- Other activities
I wholeheartedly agree with this list. But, I have to ask myself, if this is the case, why do I frequently leave my Bible unopened while I reach for the phone to call a friend? Also, why do I give my children a quick kiss as I rush to do the laundry or wash the dishes? And, why do I not stop what I'm doing to greet my husband when he arrives home after a long day at work? I do believe my list is all too often upside down.
Lord, please help me to always have my priorities in the proper order.
Oh, and I should note that the title of this post came from my husband. As he noticed what I was writing, he asked if I was blogging again about what is really important. I sheepishly said I was, because honestly, I'm much better about writing about what is important than acting on what is important. I'm grateful for a God who doesn't give up on me and a husband who is incredibly patient.
Here's to a week where I put first things first!